Update 10:45 a.m., Monday: Police said Monday morning that a Virginia man was killed in a Sunday afternoon car crash on Route 114 after the driver of a pickup crossed into his lane, resulting in a head-on crash that sent three others to the hospital.
East Hampton Town Police identified the deceased as Douglas Foster Schneiderman, 51, of McLean, Va.
According to police, the driver of the pickup — 20-year-old East Hampton resident Brian Midgett, Jr. — was heading southbound on Route 114 when his 1996 Ford crossed over the double yellow line and hit Schneiderman's 2005 Volvo, which was also carrying two others. The two vehicles collided head-on and police said Schneiderman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Midgett was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center with serious medical injuries, and Elisabeth Schneiderman, 51, was sent to S along with 16-year-old Rachel Schneiderman with serious injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash, and both vehicles have been impounded for safety checks. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 631-537-7575.
Update 9 p.m.: Route 114 re-opened shortly after 8 p.m. following a police investigation into a two-vehicle crash that killed at least one person early Sunday afternoon.
No further details were immediately available.
Original story: A two-car accident in East Hampton left one person dead on Sunday afternoon.
Chief Ed Ecker said that Route 114 has been shut down, while detectives investigate the cause.
The accident occurred between Daniels Hole Road and South Breeze Road sometime before 12:45 p.m. The chief asked that motorists avoid Route 114 altogether until the road is reopened.
The chief said it was a head-on collision involving two vehicles. In addition to the person who died, a few others were injured, he said.
No other information was immediately available.
Several fire departments responded to the call.
Sunday's crash was the fifth fatal traffic-related crash in East Hampton this year.
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